We had the estimated carbon foot print of World Bio Markets 2019 calculated, and we’re delighted to say that it was very low. Energy use, freight and deliveries, food and drink, signage, giveaways, lanyards, brochures, waste etc… By making conscious decisions on our venue and suppliers, the total carbon emissions equalled just under 30 tCO2e, which is the same as one car driving 73,000 miles, or powering 3.5 homes for a year.
Travel and accommodation were therefore the largest contributor of carbon emissions to the event, but with more delegates choosing to travel by train and staying in more sustainable hotels this impact was also reduced – thank you!
This venue uses 100% green energy from wind!
Directions & Parking
The PTA is a 15 minute direct train from Schiphol Airport and/or a 10 minute walk from Centraal station. Detailed information on this and parking can be found by clicking here and scrolling down to the bottom of the page.
Due to the high number of events taking place in Amsterdam at the same time as World Bio Markets, we highly recommended that you book your accommodation early, as affordable accommodation always sells out well in advance.
Check back here in Autumn for our sustainable hotel recommendations.
We advise looking at various travel options before booking as rail has a significantly lower carbon footprint than travelling by air. For some attendees travelling by train would be simply impossible, and for others it may increase the journey time too severely, but it is worth bearing in mind the time it takes to get to an airport, wait around for departure, potential delays etc, compared to the relative ease of jumping on a train at a central train station, which can take you all the way to Amsterdam Centraal. Travelling by Eurostar has an even more significantly low impact.